Ukraine's women's national team begins preparations for 2023 World Cup qualifiers against Scotland and Hungary

The women's national team of Ukraine under the leadership of its new head coach Luis Cortes started the training camp before the 2023 World Cup qualifiers against Scotland and Hungary.  

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The new manager invited 22 football players to train. Unfortunately, Nadiya Havanska, Nikol Kozlova and Natia Pantsulaya will not help the team this time due to COVID-19.

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The squad of the national women's team of Ukraine

Goalkeepers: Iryna Sanina (Kolos Kovalivka), Daryna Bondarchuk, Alla Herasymchuk (both WFC Kharkiv-2).

Defenders: Lyubov Shmatko, Anna Petryk, Olha Basanska (all - WFC Kharkiv-1), Kateryna Korsun, Iryna Podolska (both - WFC Kharkiv-2), Dariya Kravets (Fiorentina, Italy).

Midfielders: Iryna Kochneva, Yulia Shevchuk, Daria Apanashchenko (all - Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv), Tetyana Kitaeva, Veronika Andrukhiv, Yana Malakhova (all - Zhytlobud-2 Kharkiv), Tamila Khimich (Split, Croatia), Khrystyna Pereviznyk, Victoria Girin (both Volodymyr-Volynskyi Ladomir).

Forwards: Nadiya Kunina (Linkopings, Sweden), Olha Ovdiichuk (WFC Kharkiv-1), Roksolana Kravchuk, Yana Kalinina (both WFC Kharkiv-2).

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The Ukrainians will play two away games - On November 26 against Scotland and on November 30 against Hungary. The first match will take place in Glasgow at Hampden Park Stadium (kick-off at 21.35 Kyiv time). Lluis Cortes' wards will play their second match in Kisvarda at the local Varkert Stadium (kick-off at 19.00 pm Kyiv time).

2023 Women's World Cup. European zone. Group B

16.09.2021/0/10 Faroe Islands - Spain - XNUMX:XNUMX

17.09.2021/0/2 Hungary - Scotland - XNUMX: XNUMX

21.09.2021/7/1 Scotland - Faroe Islands - XNUMX: XNUMX

21.09.2021/0/7 Hungary - Spain - XNUMX: XNUMX

21.10.2021 Ukraine - Faroe Islands - 4: 0

22.10.2021/2/1 Scotland - Hungary - XNUMX: XNUMX

26.10.2021 Ukraine - Spain - 0: 6

26.10.2021/1/7 Faroe Islands - Hungary - XNUMX: XNUMX

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Standings

Teams

G

W

D

L

  М

P

1. Spain

3

3

0

0

23-0

9

2. Scotland

3

3

0

0

11-2

9

3. Ukraine

2

1

0

1

4-6

3

4. Hungary

4

1

0

3

8-12

3

5. Faroe Islands

4

0

0

4

2-28

0

25.11.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Spain - Faroe Islands

26.11.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Scotland - Ukraine

30.11.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Hungary - Ukraine

30.11.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Spain - Scotland

08.04.2022 Ukraine - Scotland

08.04.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX Hungary - Faroe Islands

12.04.2022 Ukraine - Hungary

12.04.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX Scotland - Spain

02.09.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX Faroe Islands - Ukraine

02.09.2022 Spain - Hungary

06.09.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX Spain - Ukraine

06.09.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX Faroe Islands - Scotland

Playoffs: October 3-11, 2022.

Intercontinental playoffs: November 7-15, 2022, February 13-25, 2023, and April 3-11, 2023.

Final tournament (Australia, New Zealand): July 10 - August 20, 2023.

Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament. European area

Group Round

Europe has 2023 direct tickets to the 11 World Cup, another team will take part in the intercontinental playoffs. 

The 51 national teams will play in a two-round tournament with home and away matches in nine groups: three groups of five teams (A-C) and six groups of six teams (D-I). The matches of this stage will take place in the period from September 2021 to September 2022.

Group A: Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Slovakia, Georgia.

Group B: Spain, Scotland, Ukraine, Hungary, Faroe Islands.

Group C: The Netherlands, Iceland, the Czech Republic, Belarus, Cyprus.

Group D: England, Austria, Northern Ireland, Northern Macedonia, Latvia, Luxembourg.

Group E: Denmark, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Malta, Montenegro.

Group F: Norway, Belgium, Poland, Albania, Kosovo, Armenia.

Group G: Italy, Switzerland, Romania, Croatia, Moldova, Lithuania.

Group H: Germany, Portugal, Serbia, Israel, Turkey, Bulgaria.

Group I: France, Wales, Slovenia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Estonia.

Nine group winners will go directly to the 2023 World Cup. The second teams of the groups will continue to fight in the next stage.

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Playoffs

The nine teams that take second place in the groups will advance to the playoffs, which will consist of two stages.

The top three among the second teams will have the opportunity to play directly in the second stage of the playoffs. The remaining six participants will compete for three passes in single-match confrontations in the first stage. The three winners of the first round and the three teams that advanced directly to the second stage will determine the three winners of the UEFA playoffs in one-match duels.

The two winners of the second-ranked UEFA playoffs (criteria applied to the results of the group stage plus the playoffs of the second round) will receive two automatic places at the 2023 World Cup, while the third winner will continue his journey in the intercontinental playoffs.

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